Thursday, October 15, 2015

Coffin Candy Boxes for Halloween

Today we're making coffin candy boxes with monsters fighting their way out for Halloween. This is an easy one. 


  • Wilton Bone Drink Stirrers (one package)
  • Balsa wood coffin boxes (I got these at Michaels and they were already painted black.)
  • Old pair of scissors
  • New pair of scissors
  • Paper for the inside
  • Glue (I used E6000 which was overkill. Elmer's would do)
  • Crime Scene ribbon (if desired)

Step One:
Trace your coffin shape onto the back side of your paper. I used an old red wallpaper sample because it looked a little old-timey spooky, but you could use anything you like. Cut out the coffin shape with the newer pair of scissors and set it aside. 

Step Two:
If you would like to add the crime scene tape, cut a small piece and drape it over the front of the coffin. When you like how it looks, use the E6000 to glue it down. Be careful to only glue it to the top of the box. You want it to open after you're finished.

Step Three:
Take your old pair of scissors and stab the front of the box. You want to make a hole and make it a little messy. This is why I suggested that you use an old pair of scissors. The balsa wood is soft so this isn't as hard as it sounds. 

Step Four:
Take one of your drink stirrers and break it off about 3/4 of an inch below the hand. These are made of plastic and I broke this with my hands. Stick the broken end through the hole. The monster hand should look like it's coming through the coffin lid. Use the E6000 to glue the monster hand in place. 

Step Five:
Use the scissors again to break a hole in the side of the box lid. You want it large enough for the arm to fit through but not too large. Use the E6000 to glue the second monster hand in place.

Step Six:
You could stop here, but I wanted to hide the back of the monsters. Take your the paper cut out and glue it to the top of the coffin box. 

Put candy in and you're done! Here is the simpler version with one hand. 

And the double hand box:

Come on back next week for more crafty fun.